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Pictures of Japanese volunteers and other asiatic soldiers

Post by SS-Oberscharführer Rudel » Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:06 am

Anyone with a picture of Japanese volunteers in the Heer? here i have some pictures of asiatic soldiers http://www.geocities.com/alvinlee_81/WarPics1.html About the pictures of Japanese officers in German uniform.. They are actually having a military attache with the Germans and the Japanese officers were wearing what was equal to their japanese officer ranks.
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Post by SS-Oberscharführer Rudel » Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:15 am

Here are some pictures of Freies Indien soldaten i found over the net http://www.donderduinen.nl/Freies_Indie ... ndien.html

I got a few more..

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Post by sid guttridge » Sun Apr 24, 2005 1:06 am

Hi SS-OR,

Interesting photos.

However, in view of the fact that the Wehrmacht had tens of thousands of Asiatic-looking soldiers who had formerly served in the Red Army, I think the working assumption must be that all photos of Asiatic-looking troops in German uniform are likely to be from this source unless specific information exists to the contrary. Some of the photo attributions in the first site you gave strike me as extremely speculative in trying to attribute specific East Asian nationalities simply on the basis of the photographs.

Cheers,

Sid.

P.S. It should also be mentioned that there are numbers of people at least as far west as Hungary and Romania who have distinctly Asiatic features as a result of historic migrations/invasions from the east by such as the Mongols. Europe and Asia are one continent and no well defined ethnic dividing line between the two exists.

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Post by SS-Oberscharführer Rudel » Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:55 am

sid guttridge wrote:Hi SS-OR,

Interesting photos.

However, in view of the fact that the Wehrmacht had tens of thousands of Asiatic-looking soldiers who had formerly served in the Red Army, I think the working assumption must be that all photos of Asiatic-looking troops in German uniform are likely to be from this source unless specific information exists to the contrary. Some of the photo attributions in the first site you gave strike me as extremely speculative in trying to attribute specific East Asian nationalities simply on the basis of the photographs.

Cheers,

Sid.

P.S. It should also be mentioned that there are numbers of people at least as far west as Hungary and Romania who have distinctly Asiatic features as a result of historic migrations/invasions from the east by such as the Mongols. Europe and Asia are one continent and no well defined ethnic dividing line between the two exists.
Yes I agree about immigrants.. I was just wondering were there any asiatic germans serving in the third reich then.. any info?
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Post by sid guttridge » Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:11 am

Hi SS-OR,

Sorry. I have no idea. However, as Germany had had a colony in China (Tsingtao) before WWI, I think it entirely possible that there were a small number of Germans with at least partial Chinese ancestry eligible for military service in 1939-45.

The brewery at Tsingtao set up by the Germans before WWI still operates and Tsingtao Beer is exported to specialist off licences the UK even today!

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Post by Abteilung » Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:36 am

Rudel, from your own website:
Heinrich was youngest of the 2 sons born to Josef and Itsuko Rudel (his mother being half German and Japanese). He grew up admiring his father and brother. His father joined the National Socialist Workers’ Party in 1921, and his brother, Erich, was a Police. By the year 1933 when Adolf Hitler came to power, his father was made Gauleiter¹ .Being a good friend of the Führer, Heinrich was granted a place in the SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. During his teens, Heinrich showed much interest in sports, history and the military and always wanted to do the fatherland proud. Heinrich has always looked up to the Führer as his role model, during his entrance to the LAH in 1934 at the young age of 17. For the first time in his life, he attended the Nuremberg rallies of 1934, being in one of the mass ranks.
Seriously, just how likely do you think that would have been? Just what would the Rasse und Siedlungshauptamt SS have said.

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Post by SS-Oberscharführer Rudel » Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:47 am

Abteilung wrote:Rudel, from your own website:
Heinrich was youngest of the 2 sons born to Josef and Itsuko Rudel (his mother being half German and Japanese). He grew up admiring his father and brother. His father joined the National Socialist Workers’ Party in 1921, and his brother, Erich, was a Police. By the year 1933 when Adolf Hitler came to power, his father was made Gauleiter¹ .Being a good friend of the Führer, Heinrich was granted a place in the SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. During his teens, Heinrich showed much interest in sports, history and the military and always wanted to do the fatherland proud. Heinrich has always looked up to the Führer as his role model, during his entrance to the LAH in 1934 at the young age of 17. For the first time in his life, he attended the Nuremberg rallies of 1934, being in one of the mass ranks.
Seriously, just how likely do you think that would have been? Just what would the Rasse und Siedlungshauptamt SS have said.
Haha its just fiction, Anyway it was the Führer who "granted" me a place in the LAH lol.
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Post by panzermahn » Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:48 am

There is a picture of Oberjunker Wego Chiang Wei-Kuo, son of Chinese NAtionalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek, serving in a Heer Gebirgsdivision..

He served during the Austrian Anschluss in 1938 but return home to China in 1939. In the 80s, he was the commander of Taiwan's panzer troops and Chiang Wei-Kuo passed away in 1994 (or 1995, not quite sure)

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